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Economy and Jobs

As a border community, El Paso is dependent on trade, with about a quarter of our jobs linked to trade and the region sees about $80 billion worth of goods flow through our ports of entry. In Congress, I am committed to working to expand our economy and ensure that it benefits everyone. We must invest in small businesses, labor standards, and reform the tax code to boost job growth so that families need not worry about making ends meet. I am proud to support measures such as the Raise the Wage Act, which would raise the minimum wage to $15/hour by 2024; the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would provide equal pay for equal work; and the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, which strengthens laws that protect workers’ right to unionize and negotiate higher wages. 

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